All About April 19th
Holidays, Horoscope and History
Everyday is full of holidays and observances that most of us have never even heard of. Today we will discuss the history behind them. We will also go over horoscope sign Aries’s traits. And we will list the day’s important historical events, famous birthdays and other fun nostalgic trivia such as popular songs and movies. If it’s your birthday, tell us below in the comments so we can wish you a Happy Birthday!
April 19th Holidays
Happy holidays to you on this fine day! Check out all the holidays and find one that is special for you and CELEBRATE! Or maybe there is something important to you to observe today. Then scroll downt he page to learn about today’s Zodiac sign and the history and trivia of April 19th.
- Bicycle Day
On April 19 in 1943, Albert Hofmann, a chemist for Sandoz, in Basel, Switzerland, ingested 250 micrograms of a compound derived from the ergot fungus. He soon felt so disoriented and rode his bicycle home, where he experienced the strange effects of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). Bicycle Day commemorates Hofmann’s discovery of LSD’s effects. Read this Story for Bicycle Day.
- Humorous Day
Every April 19th is Humorous Day. So today, find the humor in things thrown your way. Find a way to laugh about the crazy things happening around you! Laugh, and make others laugh today!
- John Parker Day
Captain John Parker was a militia commander during the Battles of Lexington and Concord. He was a veteran of the French and Indian War, a farmer, and became an very well known person after the Revolutionary War. He led the patriot militia to victory over the well-organized and well-trained British troops commanded by Thomas Gage . On April 19, 1775 Captain John Parker was dying from Tuberculosis. But it didn’t stop him. He was worried of the British march to Concord by Paul Revere, so he assembled his men quickly and gathered them on the Lexington Green. Here he gave them orders to not fire and to let them pass by unless they were to fire first. He ordered his men to “Stand your ground. Don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.” Read more about John Parker Here.
- National Amaretto Day
The Lazzaroni family of Saronno, Italy, claims the title as the inventors of amaretto. They invented the Lazzaroni amaretto cookies around 1786 for the King of the region. Then in 1851, they created the Amaretto Liqueur, which consisted of an infusion of their cookies with a little caramel for color. To celebrate here is a list of Amaretto Cocktail Recipes and here is a recipe for Amaretto Almond Cake.
- National Garlic Day
Garlic can be used in so many ways. Whether you use it for flavoring while cooking nor maybe for medicinal purposes in supplements, today is the day to celebrate garlic.
- National Hanging Out Day
On April 19th, Project Laundry List works with hundreds of other organizations to sponsor National Hanging Out Day. This day encourages people to learn about the benefits, both financially and environmentally, of using a clothesline for drying laundry. Air drying your clothes has so many benefits such as spending more time outside, helping the environment and your wallet by saving energy and cutting your electric bill.
- Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration
The day serves as a day of remembrance for those who perished and for those who were injured in the Oklahoma Bombing on on April 19, 1995. The Oklahoma City bombing was a domestic terrorist bomb attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City. The explosion claimed the lives of 168 people, including 19 children under the age of 6, and injured more than 680 people. Visit the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum website.
April 19th Zodiac Sign
Zodiac Sign for April 19th is Aries
- If you were born today on April 19th then you are an Aries.
- your personality is defined by your fun loving, optimistic and generous nature.
- You love new experiences
- Time period: March 20 – April 20
- Element: Fire
- Ruling planet: Mars
- Symbol: Ram
- Zodiac quality: Cardinal
- Birthstones: Topaz, Heliotrope, Sapphire, Jasper, Aquamarine, Diamond
- Famous Aries: Lady Gaga, Hugh Hefner, Jackie Chan, Leonard Da Vinci
April 19th Trivia
- 1770 – Marie Antoinette marries Louis XVI of France in a proxy wedding.
- 1787 – Deaf Smith, known for his part in the Texas Revolution and the Army of the Republic of Texas American soldier is born.
- 1839 – The Treaty of London establishes Belgium as a kingdom and guarantees its neutrality.
- 1897 – The Worlds oldest annual marathon run in Boston, Massachusetts, United States races for the first time.
- 1903 – Eliot Ness, an American Prohibition agent, famous for his efforts to bring down Al Capone and enforce Prohibition in Chicago, Illinois, was born in Chicago, Illinois.
- 1915 – The #1 movie was, “The Eternal City.”
- 1927 – Mae West is sentenced to ten days in jail for obscenity for her play Sex.
- 1933 – Jayne Mansfield, American film actress was born in Bryn Mawr, PA.
- 1938 – The #1 movie is, “In Old Chicago.”
- 1943 – Albert Hofmann deliberately doses himself with LSD for the first time, three days after having discovered its effects after he absorbed some through is fingertips while working at a pharmaceutical . Read his funny description here.
- 1958 – Steve Antin, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter is born.
- 1959 – The #1 song on the Hot 100 Billboard was, “Come Softly To Me,” by The Fleetwoods.
- 1968 – Ashley Judd, American actress was born in Granada Hills, CA.
- 1969 – Students Occupy Willard Straight Hallwith rifles to take over Willard Straight Hall demanding a black studies program.
- 1973 – The #1 movie was, “Charlotte’s Web.”
- 1973 – The #1 song on the Hot 100 Billboard was, “The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia,” by by Vicki Lawrence.
- 1978 – James Franco is an American actor, filmmaker, and college instructor was born.
- 1979 – Kate Hudson is an American actress and businesswoman and daughter of Goldie Hawn is born.
- 1986 – The #1 song on the Hot 100 Billboard was, “Rock Me Amadeus,” by Falco.
- 1987 – The Simpsons shows for the first time seperate from the Tracy Ullman Show.
- 1988 – The #1 movie is, “Beetlejuice.”
- 1993 – After 51-days. the FBI siege of the Branch Davidian building in Waco, Texas, USA, ends when a fire breaks out killing 76 Davidians including 18 children under the age of 10 died in the fire.
- 1995 – The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, USA, is bombed, killing 168 people including 19 children under the age of 6.
- 1998 – The #1 song on the Hot 100 Billboard was, “All My Life,” by K-Ci & JoJo.
- 2005 – Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is elected to the papacy and becomes Pope Benedict XVI.
- 2006 – The #1 movie was, “Primal Fear.”
- 2017 – Aaron Hernandez, American football player commits suicide in jail.
- 2018 – The #1 song on the Billboards was, “Lights Down Low MAX Featuring gnash.”